Ruiz will serve his suspension to begin the 2013 season but will be allowed to participate fully in all spring training activities, including games.
"I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization, and the Philadelphia fans," Ruiz said in a prepared statement. "I will serve the imposed 25-game suspension to begin the season and I look forward to returning to the field and working toward bringing a championship back to Philadelphia in 2013."
The Phillies released the following statement:
The 33-year-old Ruiz is coming off the best season of his career, in which he hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 homers and 32 doubles in 114 games. He's signed for 2013 at a salary of $5 million.